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Health danger of porn

Watching rewires the brain to a more juvenile state | RACHEL ANNE BARR | Pornography has existed throughout recorded history, transforming with the introduction of each new medium. Hundreds of sexually explicit frescoes and sculptures were found in the Mount Vesuvius ruins of Pompeii. Since the advent of the internet, …

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Men becoming infertile

Quest for peak physical attractiveness to blame | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists have described a new paradox surrounding men’s quest to make themselves more attractive to the opposite sex that is potentially harming their fertility. The Mossman-Pacey paradox, named after the researchers who first described it, posits the contradiction that …

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The Endangered Ones

Bird art warns of the danger ahead | MATT KAYEM | Farid Mahfudh, one of Uganda’s top bird artists, has been working on a major body of work for the last five years and now – it’s ready! He is showing off the work titled `Endangered’ at the Afriart Gallery …

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Can Africa industrialise in its present form?

Lessons from Europe | Dr. Eng. Kant Ateenyi Kanyarusoke: M-ASHRAE; M-SASEE | This is Part 2 of Dr. Eng. Kant Ateenyi Kanyarusoke’s four part series titled: ` Can Africa industrialise in its present form? – Lessons from elsewhere’. Here he discusses what he calls “enabling factors for industrialisation”. Wherever the …

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Uganda’s War against Corruption

Accounting officers should be on the frontline To say that corruption is wide spread in our society is an understatement. It touches everything and everyone but the poor and marginalised have the most to lose since wealthier citizens can privately source the services that corruption denies all of us. For …

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EAC’s bad year

Cancellation of Heads of State summit was the anti-climax of the bloc’s 20th anniversary Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | On November 30, the East African Community (EAC) marks twenty years. A scheduled Heads of State Summit for the six EAC countries; Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan …

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Civil servants and political pressure

c Why African governments can resist political influence in distribution of public goods but may not avoid it completely | JSUTIN SCOTT SCHON | Electricity is a hot political issue in Ghana. Ghanaians demand access to the electricity grid as a right of citizenship. And, when not connected, they have …

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Reviving Anti-gay Bill

Why it’s a costly waste of time for Ugandans Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Father Simon Lokodo, the ethics and integrity Minister’s planned re-introduction of the anti-homosexuality bill in Parliament has been described by human rights activists as “a waste of time and an unmitigated self-inflicted disaster for Uganda.” …

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Changing differential fluid

Why 2WD has one differential, the 4WD three | THE INDEPENDENT | A differential, or gearbox, basically transfers the power from the transmission to the rear wheels and lets the wheels turn at different speeds when cornering. It is one of the most important parts of a vehicle’s powertrain. And …

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